AceShowbiz - %cEllie Goulding% revealed on Twitter on Thursday, March 10 that she's decided to step away from music, but she's not quitting yet. Ellie clarified rumors that she's quitting music following her split from her boyfriend Dougie Poynter.
"I am not quitting music, I've come too far for that! Just having a break," the "Love Me Like You Do" hitmaker wrote, "It's been seven years since I had time off.... Love you all." Her fans showed support to her decision.
One fan commented, "Seven years writing, recording and touring every country imaginable. You need more than a break. You need a medal & some gin." A second fan wrote, "We all have our paths to lead, and no matter what you always got my support and love @elliegoulding." A third fan added, "Phew. i hate clickbait articles claiming you're quitting. you deserve the break <3."
Previously, The Sun reported that Ellie's quitting music after she broken up with Dougie. In an interview with the site, the 29-year-old singer said she would be quitting music industry next year to get over heartache.
"People think I'm invincible but these past few weeks have been tough," she explained, "When you're in the public eye, it seems like you're able to deal with stuff better than anyone else, which is not remotely true. I'm not in a relationship any more and that's been hard. Having a break will be a good thing for me and my head."
Of her ex-boyfriend, Ellie said, "Dougie is one of the most special people in the world and I'm so happy for him. He's doing well in LA and he's still one of my best friends. I know he feels the same. But I think for me and anybody else going through the same thing, it's really important to get to know yourself, be happy with your own company and like yourself."
"The only way I can do that is by spending time with myself. The last couple of weeks have been quite strange and quite different for me because I've been by myself so much, but I think it's healthy to do," she added. "Everyone knows that breaking up with someone is a really terrible thing. It's hard, complicated and it's never going to be easy. I can't think of any of my friends or family who have been through a break-up and actually thought, 'That was all right.' "
Ellie, however, was grateful for her busy days with fans. "I am just grateful I am in a time in my life when I'm completely preoccupied with the tour and seeing my fans every night," she shared, "If I wasn't on tour it would have been a great deal harder. I would be by myself, overthinking and wallowing. I have been trying to take my mind off it by watching things and reading. It's the only thing I can do."